Every parent has been there before.
You worry that your children won’t be resilient enough to survive in the “real world” when they grow up.
Will they be able to handle disappointments? Will they develop a can-do attitude? Will they overcome their fears?
To prepare your children for the future, you encourage them to work hard. You try to teach them valuable life skills.
But when they meet setbacks, they sometimes falter. Maybe it’s a math test they didn’t do well on. Or a friendship that fell apart. Or a teacher who said something harsh.
They didn’t take it well. They might even have become withdrawn and unmotivated.
So you ask yourself…
How can I help my children to become more resilient?
A simple, effective tip for bringing up resilient children
And the tip is:
Share your challenges and struggles with your children, and explain to them what you’re doing to resolve the situation.
This might sound like a strange approach, but it’s effective.
Here’s why. [Read more…]